Day 2 of the WGC Cadillac Championship saw some great play by the worlds best golfers, the Matchplay format always makes it difficult to tell just how well players are performing but is a great event in the PGA Tour calender.

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Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth kept up their winning runs, with Spieth beating Matt Every comfortably 4&3. McIlroy did not manage to defeat Snedeker as easily but birdies at 15 and 18 gave him his second win of the week. This means he will have to beat Billy Horschel, who has also won his opening 2 matches to progress to the final 16. 

Tommy Fleetwood and Jamie Donaldson's match was the longest of the day with them having to play 3 extra holes, until a birdie at the 3rd was good enough to give Fleetwood his first win. 

Hunter Mahan had the biggest victory again as he beat Ben Martin 5&3, Martin struggled for form on day 2 with Mahan capitalizing on his mistakes. 

Justin Rose picked up his first victory over Anirban Lahiri, Lahiri was up early on but a resilient Rose faught back to win, birdies at 18 and the first extra playoff hole helped him pick up his first win of the week. 

Rickie Fowler also kept his 100% win rate up as he beat Shane Lowery 2 up, Fowler has struggled for form recently but hopefully he will be back to his best for the rest of the season. I have always liked his style of play and I think he deserves a major having been one of the most constant performers in recent events. 

There are still players who are without a win this week including both 2014 finalists Jason Day and Victor Dubuisson. Ian Poulter has also struggled this week, the ryder cup talasman has had a bad week on the greens and may be looking at an early exit. 

Danny Willett has secured his place in the final 16, some good recent form sees him inside the top 50 in the world. He faces fellow englishman Andy Sullivan in round 3 and a win would see him through. 

The new format has worked well so far, let's see what happens over the next few days. There could be some big names exiting on Friday unless they win as only 1 from each group will go through.  

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